Quality Clifton firsts water polo outgun gutsy Kearsney

In a much-anticipated clash, the Kearsney College first team played host to water polo powerhouses Clifton College on Saturday.

Clifton, fresh from a tournament in Grahamstown, settled quickly into their stride.

Kearsney created some good scoring chances in the first half, but were ultimately undone by solid defence and the wrong options being taken a few too many times.

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The clinical Clifton side punished each Kearsney mistake to take the score to a commanding 7-1 at the halftime break.

Kearsney College came out strong in the 3rd chukka, showing composure and heart to claw back into the game and were trailing by 4 goals at 4-8 with a chukka to play.


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With all-out attack and risk-taking the imperative in attempting to haul in the 4-goal deficit in that last chukka, it was a bridge to far for the home team as Clifton comfortably contained the threat in conceding 1 goal while adding 4 of their own to finish the markedly stronger team in this encounter at the final scoreline of 12-5.

On the plus side for Kearsney, many lessons were learnt at the hands of this quality Clifton outfit.


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All in all it was a successful day for Clifton water polo.


2nds: Clifton 10 Kearsney 2
3rds: Clifton 10 Kearsney 3
4ths: Clifton 15 Kearsney 3
5ths: Clifton 10 Kearsney 4
U15A: Clifton 6 Kearsney 1
U15B: Clifton 10 Kearsney 8
U14A: Clifton 12 Kearsney 0


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Clifton College blazing a trail in KZN10 water polo

With many of the schools in the KZN10 water polo fraternity involved in the big boys galas over the weekend allot of the KZN10 fixtures were rescheduled for during the week.

The eagerly anticipated match-up between Clifton College and Hilton College (featured image) finally took place after Cliftons water polo forays took them out of the province last week.

6 Feb

Northwood vs Michaelhouse

An encouraging sign for Michaelhouse as both U15A and U14A record good victories.


Northwood Michaelhouse
1st 10 ~ 8 1st
2nd 1 ~ 3 2nd
3rd 3 ~ 5 3rd
U15A 3 ~ 10 U15A
U14A 2 ~ 6 U14A
U14B 7 ~ 4 U14B
Goals 26 36 Goals
Wins 2 4 Wins
Win Ratio 33% 67% Win Ratio
Ave Goals 4 6 Ave Goals

7 Feb

Michaelhouse vs Maritzburg College

Maritzburg College sweeps the open age group but Michaelhouses juniors come on strong with some fine performances at home.

Michaelhouse vs Maritzburg College
1st 6 ~ 7 1st
2nd 2 ~ 3 2nd
3rd 1 ~ 11 3rd
4th 4 ~ 6 4th
5th 3 ~ 7 5th
U15A 12 ~ 3 U15A
U15B 8 ~ 2 U15B
U14A 9 ~ 3 U14A
U14B 4 ~ 7 U14B
Goals 49 49 Goals
Wins 3 6 Wins
Win Ratio 38% 75% Win Ratio
Ave Goals 5 5 Ave Goals


Northwood vs Westville Boys

Westville shows its pedigree in scoring twice as many goals as Northwood. Northwood shows some nice depth in the open age group.

Northwood vs Westville Boys
1st 3 ~ 13 1st
2nd 5 ~ 6 2nd
3rd 0 ~ 13 3rd
4th 7 ~ 4 4th
5th 10 ~ 8 5th
U15A 0 ~ 7 U15A
U14A 2 ~ 5 U14A
U14B 6 ~ 4 U14B
Goals 33 60
Wins 3 5 Wins
Win Ratio 38% 63% Win Ratio
Ave Goals 8 15 Ave Goals


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9 Feb

Clifton College vs Hilton College/St Charles College

An eagerly anticipated clash. The Hilton College junior teams through down the gauntlet earlier in the week but the Clifton College seniors responded with a well rounded, polished display.

Clifton College vs Hilton College
1st 8 ~ 6 1st
2nd 11 ~ 1 2nd
Goals 19 7
Clifton College vs St Charles College
3rd 9 ~ 7 1st
4th 7 ~ 5 2nd
U15B 6 ~ 4 U15A
U14B 3 ~ 6 U14A
Goals 25 22
Wins 3 1 Wins
Win Ratio 75% 25% Win Ratio
Ave Goals 6 6 Ave Goals


With midterms coming up for allot of the schools, it means that its tournament time. From The Cape to Joburg and back to Durban our KZN10 boys will be busy flying the flag.

This week in Water polo 30 Jan-5 Feb

With  a number of Water-polo fixtures happening during the week we have changed the format somewhat of our results page to give a far more rounded view to the KZN10 water polo results.

30 Jan

School Fixtures

Northwood vs Glenwood

31 Jan

Pearson 2nd team tournament Port Elizabeth


St Andrew’s College Shield Tournament

Clifton College:

01 Feb

School Fixtures

Northwood vs Glenwood

Pearson 2nd team tournament Port Elizabeth


St Andrew’s College Shield Tournament

Clifton College:

o2 Feb

School Fixtures

Clifton College vs Hilton College:

A good day for Hilton College won 5 lost 1 drawn 1

Kearsney College Vs Westville Boys:

Nice set of results for Kearsney against a quality Water Polo program. Victories in all the age group A teams with the 1st team capping off a great day for them.

Maritzburg College vs Glenwood:

A great set of results for Maritzburg College who started off the season pretty slowly but have gradually built some momentum. Played 9 Won 8 Lost 1.

Pearson 2nd team tournament Port Elizabeth

Clifton College:

Clifton College 2nd team beat Grey High School 2nd team in the final of the tournament.

St Andrew’s College Shield Tournament

Clifton College:

o3 Feb

St Andrew’s College Shield Tournament

Clifton College:

In the battle of for Water polo supremacy Clifton College dispatched Bishops in the semi-finals of the Tournament but unfortunately came up short against a great SACS side.

Hilton College vs Kearsney College 04+05 Feb

Hilton College vs Kearsney College
1st 20 ~ 11 1st
2nd 11 ~ 4 2nd Goals 79 36
3rd 10 ~ 4 U16A Average 9.875 4.5
4th 4 ~ 6 U18C Hilton Wins 6
5th 10 ~ 1 U16B Kearsney Wins 1
U15A 3 ~ 3 U15A Dra 1
U14A 14 ~ 3 U14A
U14B 7 ~ 4 U14B

Good set of results for Hilton, their impressive U14A’s keep marching on.

KZN10 Water polo – 2nd Feb

This weekends water polo action from across the KZN10, some first and second teams are away festivals so there are some gaps in the fixture lists.

Kearsney College vs Westville Boys

After last weeks cancellation of its Fixture against Clifton College, Kearsney head into this clash with Westville well rested and anticipating a good performance. Westville have been on a tear of late having had a successful fixture against Glenwood and will head to Bothas Hill in a confident mood.

Clifton College vs Hilton College

This promised to be a mouth watering prospect on offer in this match up as Hilton College, the standard bearers amongst the KZN10 Midlands Water polo schools, take on powerhouse Clifton College. But alas it appears that the clash at 1st and 2nd team level will have to take place another time as trips out of the province take up the time. Clifton 1st team are currently playing in the St Andrew’s College Shield Water Polo Tournament in Grahamstown and the 2nd team in the Pearson High School 2nd team boys Tournament in Port Elizabeth.

Clifton on the whole should be slight favourites playing at home in front of their passionate fans. Keep an eye on the U14A match as that has the potential for some great attacking polo.

Martizburg College vs Glenwood

Maritzburg College were firing on all cylinders this last weekend against St Charles College and would be looking to take their form into this game against Glenwood. Glenwood who had solid encounter with Northwood this week will want to build on their performance.

DHS vs St Charles College

DHS were very competitive in their last school fixture against Michaelhouse and would want to convert some of their opportunities into wins this weekend. St Charles will bounce back this weekend with allot of determination.

Northwood vs Michaelhouse

Northwood are having a workmen like season as the consistently build on their performances every week. Michaelhouse will be buoyed by their last outing. The fixture has been moved to the 6 February with the 1st team getting under away in the early evening.

Latest Water polo results 23 January

Water Polo was also in action over this last weekend with all the KZN10 schools competing against each other.

Clifton VS Northwood

Clifton started the year off with a bang scoring a staggering 109 goals whilst conceding only 27. With 7 wins and 1 loss the bragging rights for this week belong to Clifton. Next up for the Northwood 1st team is a trip to Bloemfontein to take part in Itec Grey College 1st team water polo tournament whilst the rest of the school takes on HIlton College at home. Clifton head to Kearsney College

Glenwood VS Saint Charles

Glenwood water polo fared a little better than their Basketball counterparts by winning 2 drawing 1 and losing 1 against Saint Charles. It is worth noting that Saint Charles did not play the Glenwood 1st team. Next up for Glenwood is a battle of the blue bloods as they head to the Chad Le Clos aquatics centre to take on powerhouse Westville Boys who have swept aside Maritzburg College and Michaelhouse the last 2 weekends. Saint Charles take the short trip across the city to take College.

Kearsney VS DHS

A dominant display from Kearnsey as they won 4 lost 1 to DHS on the day, conceding only 15 goals but putting 59 goals past DHS. Next up for DHS is a trip to Michaelhouse, whilst Kearsney can look forward to Clifton College playing them at home.

Michaelhouse VS Westville

Michaelhouse showed some promise as their U14’s had some convincing wins. Overall on the day Michaelhouse won 4 and lost 5. Next up for Michaelhouse is DHS at home whilst Westville hosts Glenwood in midweek fixture on the 22 January 2019.

Hilton College VS Maritzburg College

Hilton showed once again that they are class act of the Midlands KZN10 schools with convincing day against College. Winning 4 drawing 4 and losing 1 doesn’t do justice to their dominance as their wins came with a combined score of  59 to 6. Next up for Hilton College is the long trip to Stellenbosch to take part in the Paul Roos festivall whilst the school takes on Northwood at home. College next host Saint Charles College

22 January

Westville VS Glenwood

Westville again highlighted their status as a water polo powerhouse with a convincing afternoon against visitors Glenwood. Westville on the day played 8 won 7  and lost 1, with an average wining margin of 11 goals to 3, indicating just how dominant they were from top to bottom.

KZN10 pace bowlers, wrist & finger spinners, this is for you


OK here’s the deal. You can make 440 for two declared on any given KZN10 Super Saturday but that’s not much use if you can’t then get the 10 wickets needed to win the match.

(Sure there’s the limited-overs format followed out of necessity and coupled with logistical issues – transport of groups of teams on any given KZN10 Saturday – but what I am getting at it is that we are aiming to develop wicket-taking bowlers not containment safety-first cricketers).

As one climbs the cricket ladder of age-groups, with its better-quality cricket and stronger opposition, by and large it’s the bowlers who (should) win matches, especially when backed by outstanding catchers and fielders. And a reasonable total supplied by your batters of course.

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* Please note: No inference should be drawn that any of the players mentioned below or in the images below, are in some sort of over-training, over-bowling situation. The group represents just a smattering of the hugely promising KZN10 bowling talent we have in our midst and the intention is to recognise them for that talent by including them in this feature.

So, injury free; that’s what we want. If not, dreams could be in tatters in the blink of an eye.

Therefore, KZN10 felt it wise to consult an expert, in PMB-based physiotherapist Neil van Biljon, who has extensive experience in treating KZN schoolboy sportsmen and cricketers, particularly promising fast bowlers.


PBHS and Tuks graduate Neil van Biljon’s physiotherapy practice is in the KZN capital. Neil has extensive experience across the sports codes and is seen here with Kearsney Old Boy Torin Tedder working with the UKZN Impi rugby team a while back.


Neil: “Thanks Jono. I have firm views on the subject, having experienced first-hand in my practice what damage can be done if the teen-age fast bowler is not properly managed. And I am not just talking about high school boys. And not just about fast bowling.

“And it is not only fast bowlers; medium-fast, seam and swing bowlers, the primary school bowler too; the strain exerted on the bowling shoulder of the young, the teenage leg-spinner, the off-spinner, the strain on the hips and knees and so on of every bowler.


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“And what I am going to point out under the next five headings can in most instances also be adapted and applied to many sports codes at schoolboy level.”



Says Neil: “To provide the body with adequate load to enforce positive physiological adaptations; that is, improved fitness, skill levels and mental endurance.”



Says Neil: “Results in negative adaptions from the body (counter-productive) thus forcing the fast bowler to need a longer recovery phase. Worst-case scenario it brings about damage to soft-tissue structures.

“Resuming training to quickly after a period of training overload can result in further negative adaptations and the serious risk of Overtraining Syndrome (OTS).”


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Says Neil: “The onus is on the fast bowler, his coaches, trainers, physios and the school sports scientists to track the player’s loading and try fit them into what is called the loading ‘sweet spot’ where the young fast bowler’s body is positively adapting to the load (i.e. getting fitter) and at the same time protecting the body from damage and overuse injuries.”


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Says Neil: “There are multi-factorial risk factors in this specific group of athletes.

“Vertebral growth plates have been shown to close from age 18 to as late as age 23 in extreme cases. As a general yardstick, though, we can assume in most cases that at age 19 this physeal closing has taken place almost completely.

“This, coupled with maximum bone-mass volume only being reached at around age 18 it does leave the younger fast bowler at high risk of lower-back stress fractures – particularly when they are put through high volumes of bowling week in and week out.

“A typical bowling action can exert up to 30 times your body weight’s worth of pressure through your lumbar spine. In fact, this is increased with bowlers who have a ‘mixed-on’ bowling action.”


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Says Neil: “It goes without saying that ‘core strengthening’ in the off-season is crucial. In my opinion, better communication between health professionals and coaches is key.

“There are numerous ways to manage the bowler’s workload via Apps, questionnaires, or simply counting their overs bowled in a week.

“All bowlers are different and need to be managed individually. Interestingly enough, ‘low workload’ can be just as detrimental to the bowler as too high a workload.

“The key times when injuries tend to be a problem can also be after a long, relatively inactive off-season or after a long injury layoff .

“Coming back to training at high volumes can be dangerous. The basic rule of thumb is low-intensity training that includes low volumes of overs bowled that is then supplemented with a 10% increase per week.”


Fireworks in the offing: Hilton College first XI captain and Dolphins U19 all-rounder Mikey Booth locks on to his target.


BOTTOM LINE, says Neil

“Listen to your body. Consult a professional immediately if anything feels out of the ordinary. The body tends to give warning signs ahead of major injuries. These warning signs must be taken seriously by you.

“Prevention is always better than cure.”

Jono says: Brilliant advice, Neil. I suffered from a major back injury as a 13/14-year-old opening bowler and it put paid to any thoughts of bigger things.


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There is so much promising talent out there on any given KZN10 Super Saturday and it would be a crime to see it denied due to inadequate knowledge.

This may indeed turn out to be the most intrinsically valuable KZN10 story yet.


In KZN10 terms, when one talks talent, one need look no further than the Hilton College bowling attack of what was a stellar 2018 first XI year.

Opening bowlers John Turner and Michael Booth, seam and swing bowler Tom Dixon, left-arm orthodox spinner Michael Frost, leg-spinners Colby Dyer and James Ritchie, off-spinner Michael Sclanders.


The 16-year-old Hilton College first XI and Dolphins U19 leg-spinner Colby Dyer has the ability to break partnerships and get a clutch of wickets in a single spell. Colby is also an accomplished batsman.


Such was the effectiveness of this remarkably varied bowling arsenal one wonders if it stands out among the best seen at schoolboy level in years.

That five of the seven are back in this 2019 year is a prospect to savour – and has already been experienced by yours truly in two matches to date.

But I digress. The punch line here is that in 2018, almost invariably, from match to match, John Turner and particularly Michael Booth knocked over two or three top-order wickets in the first 7 or 8 overs.

This regular match situation afforded Hilton captain James Ritchie the opportunity to maintain attacking fields – and the time and run-space for Dixon, Dyer, Frost, Sclanders and the skipper to weave their destructive webs.


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The good news is that the Hilton bowlers aren’t the only leather flingers of note that we will – and are already seeing – on the green fields of the KZN10 at this early stage of the 2019 year.

I could do the rounds among the schools but for brevity’s sake – and to get back to the point of this story – here are just one or two more examples of what we can, and are already, witnessing in 2019.

St Charles College have promising talent in abundance in the form of Kian Channon, Cameron Spangenberg and Keegan Crawford, especially now that they each have a minimum of one year’s first XI experience in the memory bank.


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Maritzburg College fast bowler Mondli Khumalo is another, as are Northwood’s 2019 captain Jeremy Martins, fellow Northwod Knight Andile Mokgakane the SA U19 all-rounder, and young all-rounder Cade Carmichael of Kearsney College.


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And from 2018, Kearsney left-arm opening bowler Carl Heunis, and Westville captain & right-arm paceman Matthew Pollard.

And what more can one say of SA Schools 2018 and SA U19 Feb/March India tour selection, the then grade 11 and now grade 12 talent that is Lifa Ntanzi of Glenwood.


2018 Westville captain, opening bowler and attacking batsman Matt Pollard lets it fly with keeper Jandre Viljoen watching intently.


Extremely quick, a natural athlete if ever there was one, deadly accurate and a snorter of a bouncer, Lifa is definitely a shining star-in-the-making to watch.

Michaelhouse’s U19 Cricket World Cup paceman Fraser Jones, 2019 St Charles College captain and Zimbabwe U19 off-spinner Wessly Madhevere, joint Player of the 2018 Junior World Cup…

There are more.

We in KZN are fortunate to blessed with so much talent.

Roll on 2019 KZN10 cricket!


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Kearsney College water polo too many options vs Saints

Kearsney College’s 1st water polo team were hosted by St Charles College on Saturday and started with a pressure defence to try to force St Charles into making mistakes.

Tracey van den Aardweg feature image: First team vice-captain Nic Baines leaves Kearsney with 100 caps.

Kearsney were rewarded almost immediately with a counter-attack goal.

That became the pattern for the rest of the chukka, with Kearsney scoring 6 goals with no reply.


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In the 2nd chukka St Charles were more careful on their attack and made Kearsney work harder on defence.

Still the Kearsney counter attack was too quick and their shooting too accurate for St Charles and they scored another five goals in the 2nd chukka.

Kearsney showed their mental and physical fitness by completely dominating the 3rd chukka, scoring well-worked team goals on every attack, to take the score to 19-0.


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The 4th chukka was a little scrappy, with Kearsney being impatient and making a few mistakes, allowing St Charles to score their first goal of the game.

Kearsney were still far stronger, though, and scored another 4in reply, with Ox Carmody rounding off his tally of 6 goals in the game.

The final score of 23-1 was a fitting end to the stellar school careers of captain Taine Buys and vice-captain Nic Baines, who both earned 100 1st team caps and have been exemplary players for Kearsney.


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Hosts Clifton win the Clifton JAM Water Polo Tournament in style!

WITH the traditional Clifton 1st team “anthem” by Eminen playing in the background, the Clifton vs Westville final was good to go in the Clifton JAM Water Polo Tournament at the well-appointed Clifton Aquatics Centre in Morningside, Durban Monday afternoon.

Both teams were in good form going into the title match but it was the host school who played the better polo in the moment and the upshot was a convincing 15-7 win which further underlined the school’s prowess in the sports code of water polo.

The victory sees Clifton having won 9 of the 14 renditions of this SA Schools water polo showpiece  since its inception in 2005.

In 3rd place were St Stithians and in 4th place St Albans College.

Well done to all the teams and we can’t wait to see you next year!

SEE the Day 4 playoff classification results in the graphic below.

A heartfelt thanks to JAM Clothing www.jamclothing.co.za for sponsoring the JAM Clifton Water Polo Tournament!

Clifton JAM Water Polo Tournament Winners

2005                Maritzburg College

2006                St Johns

2007-2010   Clifton

2011                St Johns

2012              Clifton

2013                Reddam

2014-2016   Clifton

2017                Glenwood

2018              Clifton


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16 DHS 6 vs 15 MHS 14
14 Maritzburg College 3 vs 13 Glenwood 12
12 St David’s 6 vs 11 Pearson 10
10 KES 5 vs 9 JAM (Clifton 2nd) 6
8 Kearsney 3 vs 7 Reddam Constantia 6
6 Hilton 8 vs 5 Affies 9
4 St Alban’s 3 vs 3 St Stithians 8
2 Westville 7 vs 1 Clifton 15

Clifton JAM Water Polo Tournament splashes into Day 3!

THE Clifton JAM Water Polo Tournament dribbles, drives and drops into Day 3 Sunday, 30 September 2018 and the Morningside school’s immaculate aquatics arena sees the fans’ pulse rate quicken markedly as we start the journey in earnest towards Monday’s 1pm Big Show title match.

First off today is KES vs MHS followed by Pearson vs Maritzburg College then Hilton vs Westville, Clifton vs Kearsney, St Alban’s vs Affies and Saints vs Reddam Constantia.

And if you can’t get there in person to see 16 of SA’s top schools in action don’t stress.

Clifton have it covered!

Clifton are live-streaming all the action via YouTube.  Click on the links now and or set your reminder.


Day 3:


Day 4:




To re-cap, there has already been a chukka-fill of tension and excitement for fans on Days 1 and 2 Friday and Saturday as these young water polo athletes parade their skills.

Quality polo schools Affies, Clifton, DHS, Glenwood, Hilton, Kearsney, KES, Maritzburg College, Michaelhouse, Pearson, Reddam, St Albans, St Davids, St Stithians, Westville plus the Clifton JAM Invitational team are thrilling the fans match in and match out.


Updated results from Day 2 of the JAM Clifton Water Polo Tournament:

The last pool match of the day was won by Pearson 7, Michaelhouse 1.

Play-offs began at 14h45:

Glenwood 4, Affies 6

Westville 4, JAM Invitational (Clifton 2nd’s) 0

KES 1, Reddam 4

Kearsney 12, Pearson 5



  • One example of the thrills and spills

    Glenwood vs St David’s the score at 2 all in the 3rd chukka. St David’s win 5-4 in penalty shoot outs after a 3 all score at the end of the game. St David’s win 5-4 in penalty shoot outs.

  • Then JAM Invitational beat DHS 9-2 to round off Day 2.

JAM Clifton Water Polo Tournament New Rules

Peter Lavett explains some of the new water polo rules that have been implemented at this year’s tournament



There is more video info re the JAM water polo extravaganza here


A heartfelt thanks to JAM Clothing www.jamclothing.co.za for sponsoring the JAM Clifton Water Polo Tournament Friday 8am to Monday 1-2pm final!


POOLS AND FIXTURES 2018 – updated


Those of you keen to catch the action but don’t know the ins and outs of this spectacular sport all that well, here’s some help.



Previous winners

2005                Maritzburg College

2006                St Johns

2007-2010       Clifton

2011                St Johns

2012                Clifton

2013                Reddam

2014-2016       Clifton

2017                Glenwood


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Clifton JAM Water Polo Tournament it’s making waves!

Hi folks I have had some Comms issues of late so please accept my humble apologies for the breakdown in relaying info.

BUT the Clifton JAM Water Polo Tournament is absolutely pumping at the Morningside school’s splendid aquatics facility so get down there this afternoon and or Sunday and Monday’s showdown time with the trophy match 1-2pm or so.

Get there earlier though it’s worth a show!




There has already been a host of action-packed, drama-filled, water polo on Day 1 Friday and Day 2 so far.

Results from Day1


JAM Invitational 4 Pearson 7
St Alban’s 3 Westville 3
Affies 3 Reddam 7
KES 2 Glenwood 4
St Stithians 16 Michaelhouse 2
Maritzburg College 3 Clifton 23
St David’s 0 St Alban’s 5
Hilton 12 DHS 2
St Stithians 9 JAM Invitational 4
Kearsney 12 St David’s 5
Maritzburg College 3 Affies 15
DHS 7 KES 13
Kearsney 5 Westville 5
Reddam 1 Clifton 2
Glenwood 5 Hilton 5
JAM Invitational 14 Michaelhouse 2

Recent results from Day 2


St Stithians 10, Pearson 5
St Albans 6, Kearsney 3
Clifton 7, Affies 4
Glenwood 17, DHS 2
Westville 9, St Davids 1
Maritzburg College 4, Reddam 13
KES 3, Hilton 7
Pearson 7, Michaelhouse 1

Tip-top polo schools Affies, Clifton, DHS, Glenwood, Hilton, Kearsney, KES, Maritzburg College, Michaelhouse, Pearson, Reddam, St Albans, St Davids, St Stithians, Westville plus the Clifton JAM Invitational team are making waves and then some!

Yes folks it’s the 14th JAM Clifton Water Polo Tournament… Yebo Yes!


Thrills and spills.

There is a bit of a glitch on my side in accessing the results to date (yip, one of those days that make Blue Mondays seem oh so-oo-ooo tame!) so in the meanwhile here’s a batch of illuminating info:

JAM Clifton Water Polo Tournament New Rules

Peter Lavett explains some of the new water polo rules that have been implemented at this year’s tournament



There is more video info re the JAM water polo extravaganza here


So you can’t get to Clifton to see 16 of SA’s top schools in action at the JAM Clifton Water Polo Tournament?  Never mind, Clifton have it covered!

Clifton are live-streaming all the action via YouTube.  Click on the links now and or set your reminder.



Fierce competition.

Day 1 (yesterday, September 28):


Day 2 (today, Saturday):


Day 3:


Day 4:



Check out too –



A heartfelt thanks to JAM Clothing www.jamclothing.co.za for sponsoring the JAM Clifton Water Polo Tournament Friday 8am to Monday 1-2pm final!


Those of you keen to catch the action but don’t know the ins and outs of this spectacular sport all that well, here’s some help.


Previous winners


2005                Maritzburg College

2006                St Johns

2007-2010       Clifton

2011                St Johns

2012                Clifton

2013                Reddam

2014-2016       Clifton

2017                Glenwood


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